Who’s who: Elders

Greg Fourie

Greg and Jenny arrived in Scotland, with their daughter Cassidy, in 2002, coming from South Africa where Greg had worked as a church pastor for nine years.  They joined WBC in 2005 and their warmth, energy, enthusiasm and cross-cultural perspective were an immediate blessing to us.  It was not long before their singing and Greg’s guitar playing skills found expression in the praise band.  Greg now leads the music ministry in the fellowship.  He is currently working as a self-employed kitchen fitter (Contact No 07962 305021).  Cassidy’s brother Oliver was born in 2008 and Greg was appointed as an elder in 2009.

Greg’s favourite Bible passage is Ephesians 3;16-20 “ ... that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. ...”

Irene Campbell (and Trustee)

My name is Irene Campbell and I am one of the Elders at Westwood. I am the Sector leader for children and young people and I am part of the worship and prayer ministry teams.

I am married to John and have a beautiful daughter, Rachel, who is at University.  I love to sing, dance and spend time with my family and friends.  When I was younger I competed in loads of team sports.  I definitely prefer team games to individual pursuits and I hate running!

In my work life, I am Depute Head Teacher in a Glasgow secondary school, in charge of Pupil Support and Pastoral Care.  It's the best job in the world as I love working with teenagers.  I have a particular interest in using nurturing  principles to support young people to be well physically and emotionally.  I am a trained counsellor and for almost three years I was a liaison teacher with the Mental Health team in Glasgow doing individual and group work therapy sessions for young people experiencing difficulties with low mood, low self esteem, self harm, anger and eating disorders.

I have been a member here at Westwood for some time and I have seen a number of changes over the years.  The most important part of our fellowship is how we love and take care and value each other.  Seeing new people coming to join us is a joy. We have different worship styles at our services where we focus on Jesus and we have a prayer ministry team who pray for anyone who needs help spiritually, emotionally or physically.

My favourite verse in the bible is from Romans 8:1

“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus.”

I would love you to share God's love with us at Westwood.  Come and talk to me.

Jeanne Neal

Jeanne’s first visit to WWBC was in 1969 as a (very, very!) young Jeanne Mitchell.  She and Andy were baptised there not long after - by Rev Jim Murdoch who wore fishing waders.  Jeanne has worked in many areas of the church’s life over the years and has experienced most of the ups and downs.  For many years she organised the praise band.  When she retired from the job she loved as Head of Religious Moral and Philosophical Studies at Uddingston Grammar School she joined Healing Rooms Scotland.  She and Andy are now directors of the EK Healing Rooms and Jeanne regularly teaches HR training courses, specialising in the Deeper Healing ministry.

A teacher and evangelist, Jeanne’s focus is on seeing folk saved, healed and delivered; equipped and released for the work of the Kingdom of God.